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Prey consumption and survival of the predatory mite, Amblydromalus limonicus, on different prey and host plants

Author:
Davidson, Melanie M., Nielsen, Mette-Cecilie, Butler, Ruth C., Silberbauer, Rob B.
Source:
Biocontrol science and technology 2016 v.26 no.5 pp. 722-726
ISSN:
1360-0478
Subject:
Bactericera cockerelli, Frankliniella occidentalis, biological control, host plants, instars, leaves, predatory mites, tomatoes
Abstract:
Amblydromalus limonicus consumed fewer first instar Frankliniella occidentalis thrips than Bactericera cockerelli psyllids per day when on the same (1.7 thrips, 3.7 psyllids) or separate (2.9 thrips, 4.4 psyllids) capsicum leaf discs. Mites ate fewer psyllids per day on tomato (1.9) than on capsicum (3.1). Mite survival was similar on both prey and plants.
Agid:
5164209